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Saturday 6 February 2016 2:32 AM

Maidenhead RFC News

Maidenhead's 25-8 defeat at Witney on Saturday stemmed from the team failing to stick to the game plan, said head coach Russell Bolton.

However, he was quick to add that he and the coaching team may have pushed too hard to achieve a rare victory away from Braywick.

Maids' form at home has been excellent all season, their only setback being


10:47 Tue 02 Feb 2016
Maidenhead vs Havant Maidenhead United let a two-goal lead slip at the weekend as Havant & Waterlooville fought back to earn a draw at York Road. SportsTALK's Dan Darlington spoke to Magpies assistant boss Sam Lock after the
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18:24 Fri 29 Jan 2016
rugby Maidenhead will seek to change the way they think, not just the way they train, ahead of Saturday's South West 1 East encounter at Witney. The challenge all season for the Braywick side is to
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17:15 Tue 26 Jan 2016
Maidenhead vs Leighton Buzzard SportsTALK returns after a much more positive weekend for some of our local rugby teams, with Maidenhead scoring nine tries in their victory over Leighton Buzzard. Graeme spoke to head coach Russell Bolton after the
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17:20 Sat 30 Jan 2016
Rugby logo Witney 23, Maidenhead 8 Maidenhead ran in nine tries against Leighton Buzzard seven days ago, but could only notch one in a disappointing defeat to in-form Witney. Maids failed to use the wind to their
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17:54 Wed 27 Jan 2016
GROUNDED: RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie at Maidenhead RFC. Maidenhead Rugby Club were held up as poster boys in the argument for artificial pitches during an RFU briefing at their Braywick home on Friday. RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie said Maidenhead RFC, one of
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17:39 Sat 23 Jan 2016
rugby Maidenhead (24) 53, Leighton Buzzard (5) 5 Free-scoring Maidenhead ran in nine tries to overwhelm visitors Leighton Buzzard at Braywick. Apart from a 20-minute period in the middle of the first half when the hosts
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14:20 Sat 21 Feb 2015
London Wasps Maidenhead Advertiser has teamed up with Green Flag, Aviva Premiership Rugby's official breakdown cover provider, to offer fans the chance to win a pair of tickets to Wasps v Gloucester on Sunday, March 1 at
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10:48 Mon 28 Sep 2015
f The New York Jets have selected Hazelwood, the home of London Irish, to prepare for this year's Wembley Stadium NFL International Series clash. The Jets will be taking on the Miami Dolphins on October 4
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10:47 Tue 02 Feb 2016
Maidenhead vs Havant Maidenhead United let a two-goal lead slip at the weekend as Havant & Waterlooville fought back to earn a draw at York Road. SportsTALK's Dan Darlington spoke to Magpies assistant boss Sam Lock after the
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10:47 Tue 02 Feb 2016
Maidenhead vs Havant Maidenhead United let a two-goal lead slip at the weekend as Havant & Waterlooville fought back to earn a draw at York Road. SportsTALK's Dan Darlington spoke to Magpies assistant boss Sam Lock after the
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Maidenhead RFC News

Maidenhead RFC started life as Thames Valley Rugby Club, playing their first match in February 1922 against Berkshire Wanderers at Cookham Football Club.

The club soon moved to the Bray Show Ground, which was home until 1926, after which they uprooted to Kidwells Park in Maidenhead.

One of the players in that first match was RA 'Roy' Bonberry who stayed with the club for more than 60 years until his death in 1983.

Bonberry was president when the club moved to the current site at Braywick in 1967, overseeing the building of a purpose built clubhouse and the development of the club as it grew to operate up to eight teams on a Saturday.

The 1970s was a successful period for the club which included the winning of the county cup on numerous occasions.

During this period the national knockout cup - called the John Player Cup - was created with the first ever match being played at Braywick between Maidenhead and Wakefield, which the visitors won comfortably.

Under captains such as Mike Davis, Martyn Gulliford, Derek Harris, Dick Brown, Allan Carter, Ian Boyd, Dave Course and Allan Greene (who played more than 600 games), Maids continued to keep the club at the forefront of the development of community rugby.

The Southern Merit Table was formed and won, and then in 1987 Maids were placed in the newly formed South West Division 1 (SW1).

Promotion to National League 4 in 1989/90 was to last for one season, and Maids remained in SW1 throughout the next decade, before relegation to SW2 came in 2001/02.

Maids were promoted back to SW1 two seasons later before dropping back into SW2 in 2007/08, after which head coach Simon Edwards stepped down.

Ricky Khan took over as head coach, and with Mark Mueller as skipper, the team bounced straight back into SW1 and followed this up with promotion to National League 3 South West (NL3SW).

Maids were relegated after one season, but following another year in SW1 were promoted with Richie Craig as captain to the national leagues again through the playoffs.

Maids are currently in NL3SW under the captaincy of Simon Cripps.

Return to our Maidenhead RFC page for all the latest rugby scores, transfer news, pre-match coverage and post-match reaction.


Club: Maidenhead RFC

Nickname: Maids

Formed: 1922

Ground: Braywick

League: National 3 South West

Chairman: Jon Wanklyn

Head coach: Ricky Khan

Twitter: @maidsrfc

Website: www.maidenheadrfc.com